October 29, 2019

LBP Statement: Questions for the candidate

Gov. John Bel Edwards and businessman Eddie Rispone will meet Wednesday evening for what is likely to be their only debate before Election Day. As such, it may be the last chance voters have to hear directly from the candidates about how they propose to deal with the issues facing Louisiana. Read more...

October 23, 2019

Louisiana’s decade of disinvestment in higher education

BATON ROUGE – A decade after Louisiana began making deep cuts in its support for higher education, the effect of those reductions continue to linger. A new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities found that tuition at four-year public universities in Louisiana has increased by 106.9% or $4,810 per student, since 2008.Read more...

October 16, 2019

New research proves that Medicaid expansion saves lives

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana’s 2016 decision to expand Medicaid coverage to low-income adults will save the lives of approximately 764 residents over four years, according to landmark new research. 

The Louisiana results are found in a new study that shows that Medicaid expansion has prevented 19,200 premature deaths nationwide.Read more...

September 26, 2019

Poverty Drops (slightly) in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE – Fewer Louisiana adults and children were living in poverty in 2018 than the year before, according to data released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. The most significant drop was among children of color, which dropped by 4 percentage points to 43%.Read more...